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Teacher Tuesday: Sir Ken Robinson, Learning Without Frontiers

Sometimes it is important to just take a minute for yourself.  I know as teachers we aren’t very good at doing that, so today I am giving you an excuse…after all, it is #teachertuesday!  Last week Sir Ken Robinson spoke at Learning Without Frontiers, the resulting video is a must watch.  Go grab yourself a snack, put your feet up and prepare to be inspired and challenged!   I am currently working on a platform (Learning Genome) that will make it possible to personalize learning for every student, so as soon as Robinson went there I was all ears.  Here is a break down of that portion: Education must be personal because children are individuals.  All children have different aptitudes, interests, and passions.  It is our duty to connect children with their own sense of possibility. Human resources are like natural resources, they are often buried deep and have to be exposed. We don’t know what we are capable until we have the opportunity to find out. A narrow (boxed) curriculum cuts off opportunities because talents have been segregated off from the curriculum. Students conclude that they aren’t good at anything because they don’t find success in the narrow scope of what is required of them. Personalized education puts children in touch with their real capabilities, gives children a sense of creativity, and gives students a sense of confidence. Education must be personal, economic, and cultural. What challenges do you find in personalizing learning for your students?  Do you believe personalizing learning is important enough to take on that challenge?

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iLearn ezine debut

Posted by admin | Posted in inspiration, Middle/High School, Teacher Resources | Posted on 27-05-2009

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Well, I had planned to have this issue of iLearn completed months ago….better late than never!  This issue has articles about 21st century literacy, iPods in education, technology lesson plans, 100+ of the best FREE educational apps for the iPod, and tips for managing a computer lab.

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